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Blogger Challenge: Metallics

Bronze, silver, or gold; these four bloggers shine in the season's metallics
Blogger Challenge: Metallics Bronze, silver, or gold; these four bloggers shine in the season's metallics

Kookie Buhain


Kookie Buhain
Blog: Death by Platforms

What is the metallic piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?

The metallic piece in my look is the pair of jeans and I absolutely love the rock star

charm that it gives off.

How else would you style this piece?


For a daytime look, I would pair the pants with a cropped knit sweater and platform boots. For a night time event, I would wear it with a black lace corset, a black tailored blazer, and a pair of black platform pumps.

Mango animal print pantsWhat do you love about the metallic trend?

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What’s great about a metallic piece is the inherent luxury, glamour, and rock star edge that it gives off. With the metallic trend, we get to appreciate the charm of metallic pieces and how it can actually complement and liven up simple and casual items in our closet.

How did you make this look your own?

I channeled a “luxe grunge” look with my ensemble by combining easy and casual pieces—such as a loose tank top and wedge boots—with a metallic piece. In terms of accessories, I wore pieces of jewelry in silver to provide a contrast to the striking gold print of the pants.

How do you wear the metallic trend without looking over-the-top?

Place the focal point on one metallic piece and keep everything else simple to avoid looking garish.

How do you accessorize metallics?

You can go with accessories with the same color tone as your metallic piece. Or you could wear pieces in a contrasting color (such as gold accessories with a silver top and vice versa)


Mango purseWhat's your favorite Mango piece from this ensemble?

It would have to be the pair of metallic snakeskin-print jeans. At first, I was a bit diffident to wear it because it’s something that I wouldn’t normally put on. But I’ve developed a fondness for it and it’s something I would definitely wear for a night-time event.


Which metal shade do you prefer? Bronze, Silver, Gold?

I gravitate more towards silver because the color is a bit subdued versus gold and bronze.

Silver also lends a bit more of a grunge and bohemian feel which appeals more to my

style aesthetic.

How would you wear metallic during the day? How about a night out?

For a daytime look, I would keep all of the other pieces in my outfit simple and casual

(ex. cut-out shorts and flat boots plus a metallic top).

For night, I would opt for a more feminine top and sophisticated accessories to go with a metallic piece (e.g.: gold pants with a plain, asymmetric chiffon top, a chunky gold necklace, and pumps)

Kookie is wearing a top, purse and pants from Mango.

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